UPDATE 1-Two U.S. labs to pay $48.5 million to settle unnecessary testing claims

April 9, 2015 7:17 PM

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WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - U.S. cardiovascular disease testing laboratories Health Diagnostics Laboratory Inc (HDL) and Singulex Inc have agreed to pay $48.5 million to settle claims they paid kickbacks and conducted unnecessary testing, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday.

HDL will pay $47 million and Singulex $1.5 million to resolve the allegations. As part of the agreements, neither party admitted liability.

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